Before getting a piercing

It’s good to realise that getting a piercing asks for dedication during the healing proces.

While planning your piercing appointment keep in mind that you cannot swim, take steambaths or use tanning beds during the first 6 weeks.

Make sure you eat well before you get pierced.
You’re welcome to bring a friend.

Age policy

Please take note of our piercing age policy:

Age 6 – 16: only earlobes, a parent or legal guardian must be present
Age 16 – 18: all piercings except nipple/genitalia
Age 18 and over: all piercings

We do not pierce children under six years of age.
Please make sure to always bring an ID (this also applies to the guardian).

Aftercare

Remember that your piercing is a wound and also has to be treated like one. Never touch your piercing, except for when cleaning it. Make sure you always wash your hands first. A wound needs time, rest and cleaning to heal. A wound can get infected, so cleaning it is essential.

Don’t sleep on your piercing. The weight of your head will put pressure on the wound and this can lead to bumps and irritation.

Wash your piercings once or twice a day with a mild, perfume-free soap. Make the soap foam in your (clean!) hands and gently drip the foam on your piercing (front and back/left and right). Let it soak for at least 1-3 minutes.
Rinse of the soap with water (not too hot!). You may have soaked off some scabs too, this is no problem. However: scabs that are still attached to your skin are not to be removed!

Carefully dry all sides of the piercing with a piece of gauze or some paper towel.
Don’t use cotton swabs or other fluffy material!

Keep the piercing dry and clean.

Do not use: sterilon, iodine, alcohol or creams; an antibacterial soap cleans more than enough and the other products are usually too aggressive for your skin and may take away good bacteria’s you need for healing as well.
Don’t cover your piercing with a plaster of bandage. A wound needs to breathe in order to heal.

Too much cleaning does more damage than good, follow the points above. When you face any problems with your piercing then contact the boutique.

Never take out the jewellery if you think your piercing is infected. Infected looks red, swollen and it`s constantly covered with dried up waste. If you take out an infected piercing, both open ends will close and the dirt of the infection has nowhere to go but to stay there and infect the surrounded area inside.

Personal hygiene:
– Be extra conscious about cross-contamination: don’t touch your hair and then your piercing
– Don’t wear tight or dirty clothing over your new piercing.
– A piercing can look healed from the outside while it’s not on the inside. Be patient and continue taking good care of it
– Don’t change your jewellery before your piercing is healed complety. Don’t hesitate to stop by and ask our piercer if this is the case
– Avoid all oral contact until your piercing is completely healed
– Make sure your bedding is clean, especially if pets get onto your bed

Important tip:
– If you are wearing a barbell: check daily with clean hands to make sure the jewellery is still screwed on tight. The piercer will place the jewellery for you, but it is your own responsibility to check if it doesn’t come loose.

Come by for a check-up after 2-3 weeks. If you were pierced with a bar, come by after 2-3 months to see if we can downsize it.
Always come by before changing the jewellery for the first time, even if the piercing appears fully healed! We’ll assess your piercing and help you with changing the jewellery if it’s ready.
You’re always welcome to drop by for any questions you might have, to stretch or change your piercing or to get pierced again!

Please understand that, due to hygienic reasons, all sales are final.